Wednesday, February 21st – Comic Book Expo!

The John M. Pfau Library at Cal State University, San Bernardino, will host a comic book expo on Wednesday, February 21st, 2018.  Everyone—students, staff, faculty, and members of the community—are welcome to participate in this free event.

The program runs from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in PL-5005, located on the fifth floor of the library.  Parking is $6 per day.

The Pfau Library has more than 3,200 comic books in our Special Collections, which include DC and Marvel superheroes, The Walking Dead series, Archie, and much more.

Some of the popular comic books will be on exhibit throughout the library.

We will have a costume contest with prizes, so come dressed as your favorite comic book character or hero.

James Knight, III, who served as a Pfau Library information archives specialist, will facilitate discussions on a range of subjects, including comic stories in the media, human themes in movies, cultural characters, science-based mysteries, and classic comedies.

Special guest, Javier Hernandez, cartoonist, art educator, and co-founder of the “Latino Comics Expo,” will take part in the discussions, conduct an interactive workshop, and sign autographs.

This is a great opportunity for comic book enthusiasts to meet and engage others with shared interests, and to learn about the wealth of comics material archived in the Pfau Library.

For questions or more information, contact Patricia Ric’e-Daniels at Pat.Ric’e-Daniels@csusb.edu.

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Basic Strategies for Fact-Checking the Web

Feeling overwhelmed by the abundance of information (and misinformation) on the Web? Learn three basic web literacy skills: how to check for previous work, how to go upstream, and how to read laterally.

February 21, 12:00 – 12:30 pm

February 22, 3:00 – 3:30 pm

PL-2005

Register today on our workshop calendar. Hope to see you there!

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Upcoming Freshmen Workshops

Couldn’t make last month’s Library Research for Freshmen workshop? We’re holding two more this quarter:

Tuesday, February 13: 12:00 – 12:50 pm

Thursday, March 8: 5:00 – 5:50 pm

All workshops are held in PL-2005 (Library Instruction Lab)

For more information and to register, visit our workshop calendar.

Instructors: Attendance confirmation slips are available for those who wish to offer extra credit!

 

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Killing Us Softly 4

Poster for event.

Title: Killing Us Softly 4

Date: February 28, 2018

Time: Noon to 1:30 p.m.

Location: PL-5005 (Library Multimedia Center)

Discussion Facilitator:  Dr. Zala Volcic, Visiting Assistant Professor, Communication Studies

Event information: Killing Us Softly 4 is the new, highly anticipated update of Dr. Jean Kilbourne’s pioneering Killing Us Softly documentary series.  In this fourth edition, Dr. Kilbourne, an internationally recognized scholar, takes a fresh look at how advertising traffics in distorted and destructive ideals of femininity, challenging a new generation of students to take advertising seriously, and to think critically about popular culture and its relationship to sexism, eating disorders, and gender violence.  After the film screening, Dr. Zala Volcic, Visiting Assistant Professor (Communication Studies) and author of numerous books, will facilitate a group discussion and answer questions.  Volcic’s research and creative works focus on relationships between media, gender, nationalism, collective memory, and politics.

Everyone—students, staff, faculty, and members of the broader university community—is welcome to attend the screening and contribute to the conversation on this timely and important topic.

For more information, contact Rob Madrigal, Pfau Library, at (909) 537-5104 or rmadriga@csusb.edu.

 

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APA Citations in Chinese Language

This 50 minute workshop will provide important aspects of using APA style to write and format research papers. Hands-on activities will provide practice in writing citations and formatting.

This workshop is taught in Chinese.

Friday, February 2

Friday, February 9

1:00 – 1:50 pm

PL 2005 (Library Instruction Lab)

Registration not required

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Library Research for CEL Chinese Students

This 50 minute workshop will introduce you to the library’s services and resources and show you how to locate articles and books. Students will learn how to avoid plagiarizing.

This workshop is taught in Chinese.

Friday, January 26

1:00 – 1:50 pm

PL 2005 (Library Instruction Lab)

 Registration not required

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Grad Studies Basic Research

In this workshop, you’ll learn about the deep web, the literature review, and basic search strategies in general databases. You’ll also find out how to get research help in person, online, and via text messaging.

  • Thursday, January 25
  • 5:00 – 5:50 pm
  • PL-2005 (Library Instruction Lab)

Register now for Grad Studies Basic Research on our workshop calendar!

students at computer

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Teaching Assistant Workshop: Critical Information Literacy for Graduate Teaching Assistants

How can I most effectively integrate information literacy into my first-year classes?

Meant for teaching assistants working with lower-division students, this one-hour workshop covers best practices for integrating critical information literacy into your courses, as well as services available to both instructors and students.

Tuesday, January 23rd

5:00-6:00 pm

PL-2005 (Library Instruction Lab)

Register now on our workshop calendar!

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We Will Be Closed for the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday

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Comic Book Expo!

Poster for event.

COMIC BOOK EXPO

San Bernardino, CA. – The John M. Pfau Library at Cal State University, San Bernardino, will host a comic book expo on Wednesday, February 21st, 2018.  Everyone—students, staff, faculty, and members of the community—are welcome to participate in this free event.

The program runs from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in PL-5005, located on the fifth floor of the library.  Parking is $6 per day.

The Pfau Library has more than 3,200 comic books in our Special Collections, which include DC and Marvel superheroes, The Walking Dead series, Archie, and much more.

Some of the popular comic books will be on exhibit throughout the library.

We will have a costume contest with prizes, so come dressed as your favorite comic book character or hero.

James Knight, III, who served as a Pfau Library information archives specialist, will facilitate discussions on a range of subjects, including comic stories in the media, human themes in movies, cultural characters, science-based mysteries, and classic comedies.

Special guest, Javier Hernandez, cartoonist, art educator, and co-founder of the “Latino Comics Expo,” will take part in the discussions, conduct an interactive workshop, and sign autographs.

This is a great opportunity for comic book enthusiasts to meet and engage others with shared interests, and to learn about the wealth of comics material archived in the Pfau Library.

For questions or more information, contact Patricia Ric’e-Daniels at Pat.Ric’e-Daniels@csusb.edu.

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